Upcoming Exhibitions in the Shain Library

Shain Library Exhibit Area:

Etchings by Bob Nugent

February 1-March 31, 2018

This year the Linda Lear Center received six portfolios of etchings by the America artist Bob Nugent. Individual plates from these collections (Topologia do Encontro, Acima/Abaixo, Insetos, Semente, Xingu: Lost Worlds, and Sob a Abódoboda: Under the Canopy) will be displayed and the artist will come to campus to speak at the opening of the exhibit and to teach a class to Connecticut College students. Nugent became interested in the Amazonian rainforest and its people in 1984 and has traveled repeatedly to South America where he has studied the natural history of the region. His art reflects this interest and the threat posed to it by man’s “inhumanity to nature.”


Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room:

Zhang Hongtu: Van Gogh/Bodhidharma

February-March, 2018


This solo show features New York-based, internationally renowned Chinese artist Zhang Hongtu's new ink artworks. In the 1990s, Zhang began to examine the relationship between East and West, particularly the style of the Impressionists, in his landscape paintings done in oil on canvas. Lately he has begun to re-engage traditional Chinese ink painting on paper, which has led to his new series Van Gogh/Bodhidharma. Zhang (b. 1943), who just had his big retrospective exhibit in 2015-2016 at the Queens Museum in New York City, will collaborate with us on putting up this new show at Connecticut College.